From depictions of Black beauty to the ethics of whistleblowing, two female-focused docs out of SXSW struggle to […]
Black issues are front and center, from reckonings with racist violence to broader discussions of the history of America’s prejudice.
The Coming 2 America composer talks about finding the sound of Zamunda and the need for opportunities for Black composers.
Ephraim Asili’s Godard-inspired treatise on Black activism and community-building loses itself a bit in its artistic flair.
Andra Day shines in Lee Daniels’ otherwise-messy biopic about the Black cultural icon, squandering some fine potential.
Rebecca Hall adapts Nella Lawson’s novella about Black social mobility (and its corresponding resentments) to haunting effect.
The Judas and the Black Messiah director talks about balancing revolutionary energy with his own personal need to grow as a filmmaker.
Daniel Kaluuya is sensational as freedom fighter Fred Hampton in Shaka King’s insightful sophomore feature.
Viola Davis and the late, great Chadwick Boseman turn in impressive performances in George C. Wolfe’s vibrant adaptation of the August Wilson play.
Steve McQueen’s anthology about Black life in London has its low point in a truncated biopic about the acclaimed British author.
Caleb McLaughlin and Idris Elba star in this promising directorial debut about modern-day cowboys.
Regina King’s directorial debut delivers a resonant message through a phenomenal cast and thought-provoking screenplay.
Dawn Porter offers up a heartfelt, accessible tribute to one of Congress’ most stalwart Civil Rights leaders.
IFC’s irreverently absurd Soul Train pastiche returns for a one-off special as inventive as it is occasionally overlong.
Channing Godfrey Peoples makes her debut with an emotional, inspiring tale of the complicated roads Black women must walk in America.
Spike Lee explores the painful history of Blackness in American warfare with this lengthy, but gripping, Vietnam epic.
Isaac Julien’s British coming-of-age drama centers Black and Queer people in all their complexities.
Lambasted at the time for not being direct enough about race, HBO’s animated short takes on new significance in a post-BLM America.